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Paul Richard (1667–1756) was the 37th Mayor of New York City from 1735 to 1739.[1][2] Paul Richard was one of the most prominent merchants and citizens of New York, and Mayor of the City in 1735-1739. His remains were buried in Trinity Church under the chancel, which in the ancient edifice was at the east end of the building. In digging for the foundations of the present church, in 1839, the broken fragments of the tombstone of Paul Richard were discovered. He was also a Governor of Kings College, now Columbia University, and was elected to the General Assembly.[3]

Paul Richard
37th Mayor of New York City
In office
Preceded byRobert Lurting
Succeeded byJohn Cruger
Personal details
New York City, New York
Died1756 (aged 88–89)


  1. ^ "The Green Book ~ Mayors of the City of New York". NYC. The City of New York. Archived from the original on 14 May 2012. Retrieved 16 August 2012.
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  3. ^ Abstracts of Wills on File in the Surrogate's Court, City of New York, Volume 29.